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Editorial: A Storm That Rivaled Irene? No, But Still A Crazy Sight

Never in my life have I seen a street flooded like Jericho Turnpike or East Second Street on Aug. 15. As I worked on the Mineola American issue of Aug. 22, the building was pummeled by high winds and flowing water.

I looked out the window at first to see minor flooding. A short time later, I checked again and the street resembled the Nile River on a bad day. At one point, I was waiting for the SS Minnow to float buy with Bob Denver and Alan Hale Jr. attempting to wade the bustling waters of “Lake Mineola.”

I was one of the lucky ones. My car was parked off East Second Street, free of the flood zone.

Others weren’t so lucky and my heart goes out to them and their insurance company. Well, maybe not the insurance company but you get my point.

— RF